I’m being pressured to join APC – Fayose

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday said there was pressure on him to join the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, but said he would not yield, even if he had to leave the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Mr. Fayose, who spoke at a gathering in Ado-Ekiti, said the practice of “use and dump” adopted by the leadership of the APC would not allow him contemplate moving into the party.

“Some people have been making overtures to me to join the APC, but I cannot join them,” he said.

The governor alleged that a former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, who he said worked hard to ensure victory for the APC during the 2015 general elections, was subsequently abandoned by those he helped into power.

“With what have they repaid somebody like Asiwaju Tinubu; he worked and helped the party to secure victory but has been dumped. That is not a party I would be interested in joining,” Mr. Fayose, who chairs the PDP Governors’ Forum, said.

“One thing I would not allow is for anybody to rubbish our leaders in the South-West. Our leaders, including Asiwaju Tinubu must be accorded their due respect, as any attempt to rubbish them will be taken as a slap on the entire Yoruba race.”

A protracted leadership crisis has presently polarized the PDP at the national level, with Ahmed Maka‎rfi and Ali Sheriff, leading separate factions of the party.

The development has given rise to fresh calls to register a new party that would accommodate those in the camp of Mr. Makarfi, who is dissatisfied by an appeal court judgment recognising Mr. Sheriff as the authentic leader of the party.

Mr. Fayose is one of the main backers of Mr. Makarfi and has vowed never to work with Mr. Sheriff as PDP chairman.


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  • Bright Henry

    Who needs this clown in APC? The day he joins, I am out.

    • Jon

      Move to South Sudan or Somalia.

  • El Patron

    Fayose will decamp probably to labor party, he will choose his successor and campaign for him in the new party. Unfortunately PDP and APC have too much power, reach and money. Fayose and his candidate will lose EKiti governorship elections next year. That is my bold prediction

  • Adekunle Akindude

    Who still listens to this Clown?

  • MI

    PLEASE DON’T…… PDP simply reflects you and You reflect the PDP; , can’t get any better.

  • bashkano

    Even though the politicians say there is no permanent friend in politics but permanent interest, people like Fayose, Kayode and their ilks are political liabilities. Any Party that enlists them into its fold will only find its folly in no time.

  • front man

    Talkative fayose nobody wants you in Apc

    • Olatubosun

      Abi now tell him

  • front man

    Stay in your pdp

    • Olatubosun

      Who wants him in apc?

      We in apc are very talented, how come we will allow you in apc

  • front man

    Fayose go back to your street

    • Olatubosun

      Abi now

  • Olatubosun

    Fayose the psycho man….

    Who want you in apc…..

    You that cannot provide good governance..
    Fayose doesn’t have single quality of leadership

  • Rommel

    Maka Chukwu this man is planning to abandon the PDP

  • Isaac Azor

    Fake pressure! Skimming to decamp to APC. Well, wherever he finds himself, at the end of his tenure he is going to jail.